John C. Dvorak used to

John C. Dvorak used to have a clue. Not anymore. His painfully stupid article at Forbes compares TiVo timeshifting and commercial-skipping to MP3 download, calls TiVo users thieves, and TiVo itself a contributory infringer. Lots of sloppy fact-checking (wrong price, no mention of Betamax, nor of the fact that TiVo’s major investors are the TV networks themselves, no mention of fair use, no mention of the fact that TiVo users spend an average hour/day extra watching the tube, and that TiVo is the first tech since the Internet that increases television viewership). Link (via Slashdot)